Have Your Say

At Diverse Cymru our aims, ideals and services are all based around empowering and uplifting the voices of people facing inequality across Wales.

Have your say and help us keep our work true to this principle and true to the needs of our service users. Join us in influencing organisations to do better, and work harder to tackle inequality in Wales. 

     Get Involved – Consultations

1.  Cardiff Council Domiciliary and Sessional Support Services – Focus Group

Do you have experiences of domiciliary care or sessional support in Cardiff?

Are you a carer or family member of an individual who has used domiciliary care or sessional support in Cardiff?

Cardiff Council wants to hear from people who have experiences of domiciliary care or sessional support in Cardiff.

At the focus group you will have the chance to discuss:

  • Your own experience of domiciliary care and sessional support
  • Your expectations of care, as someone who has used these services
  • How flexible and adaptable the domiciliary care and sessional support is to meet your changing requirements and circumstances
  • Do you feel that the domiciliary care service offers you the opportunity to have your religious and cultural needs meet and other equality-related needs?

Diverse Cymru and C3SC are hosting this session. Cardiff Council are running and facilitating the session. 

When: Thursday 27 February 2020

Registration from 9:30 am. Start at 10 am. Ends at 1 pm.

Where: Diverse Cymru

3rd Floor

307-315 Cowbridge Road East



Please note we are at the side of Taff Housing Association. The door to our office is in the car park. Press the buzzer for entry. There is a lift to our office on the third floor and an accessible toilet. There is level access.

Your experiences of domiciliary care and sessional support will be used by Cardiff Council to reshape the domiciliary and sessional support service and a refreshed model of service delivery.

Free event. You can get Time Credits for your participation.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Diverse Cymru will reimburse travel, childcare, replacement care and similar expenses.

To register please email: shelagh.maher@diverse.cymru or phone 029 2036 8888 ext 255 and ask for Shelagh.

Please let us know any dietary or access requirements when you register. Please also let us know whether you have used domiciliary and sessional support in Cardiff yourself or whether you are a carer or family member of someone who has used domiciliary care and sessional support in Cardiff.

Please note this is not a Have Your Say event. This session is only for people who have experiences of domiciliary and sessional support services in Cardiff.

If you have any views on domiciliary and sessional support services in Cardiff, but do not have experiences of using these services you can let us know your views by email or telephone above or by post to the address above. 

2. Public Consultation on Strategic Equality Objectives 2020 – 2024:The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requires listed bodies to review their equality objectives at least every four years.

Organisations are asked to publish their revised objectives and the steps (the actions) they will take to meet them, and the deadline to publish them is the 1st April 2020.

We are holding engagement events about these Equality Objectives.

These events are your chance to tell them what actions they should take to achieve their Equality Objectives.

To find out more, and to sign up, click here

     Get involved – Engagement Events


1.  Let’s Talk Community Group events –

C3SC’s will be holding “Let’s Talk Community  Group” events across Cardiff  bringing local groups and organisations together to build relationships, gain knowledge and share ideas in order to promote health and wellbeing opportunities across communities in Cardiff.

Find your local event in the link below! Book onto your local event here!

To find out more email: enquiries@c3sc.org.uk  or phone C3SC on 029 2048 5722

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Other engagement opportunities

1. Supporting Parents & Siblings with Children with Mental Health Issues Grant 2019

The Disability Futures Programme Board have allocated funding for new and innovative third sector community activities and pilot support services for parents or siblings of children with mental health issues in Cardiff and the Vale. The Grant is administered by C3SC. Find out more here!

Your Experiences

Diverse Cymru are looking for people’s experiences and stories to help support our work to improve services, policy and practice throughout Wales. If you have a story to tell, whether you’ve had a good or a bad experience or if you think something could have been done better, let us know about it. As we collect these stories, which can be anonymised if you would like, we can use them to let services like those below know how they can improve and be more responsive to the needs of people, particularly across the protected characteristics.

  • Healthcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Social Care
  • Wellbeing
  • Welfare and Benefits
  • Poverty
  • Social Exclusion
  • Equality and Human Rights
  • Hate Crime and Community Safety
  • Education
  • Employment

You can send us your experiences:

Through our online form:

Name (required)

Email (required)


Your experience


By email: Shelagh.Maher@diverse.cymru

Or by post:

Have Your Say
Diverse Cymru
307-315 Cowbridge Road East

Your Views

Engagement - Your Voice Matters

Join the Equality and Human Rights Network

This network – run in partnership with Race Equality First and Diverse Cymru – is open to any third sector organisation working in Cardiff on any area of Equality and Human Rights.

We welcome new members.
Members can feed in views of people from disadvantaged communities and people facing discrimination in all areas of Cardiff.
The network discusses important Equality and Human Rights issues to change legislation, policy and practice together and make a difference to people’s lives.
We meet quarterly. Meetings include opportunities to:

  • Feed in stories, experiences and views from your service users and citizens on equality and human rights issues
  • Work together to jointly respond to key consultations and other opportunities to influence
  • Plan and run awareness raising campaigns and other work together 
  • Take joint action to tackle inequalities
  • Share information on your events, campaigns, projects and work with other organisations

Between meetings we share these stories, information and joint work by email.

To join the network email Thoria at thoria.m@c3sc.org.uk or call (029) 2048 5722
Please let other community groups or organisations you work with know about the network.

Diverse Cymru engages with both Local and National Government and the public sector on the issues that are most important in promoting equality across Wales, particularly where these issues effect people who would fall under one or more of the protected characteristics, by developing policy positions and offering practical recommendations.

Part of this process involves responding strategically to Welsh Government consultations that will have the biggest impact on people affected by inequality across the nation. Unfortunately, and although we share the details of these current consultations with our supporters, there are often too many being undertaken simultaneously for us to be able to provide a comprehensive response in every case. If you have an interest in giving your views on consultations around:

  • Healthcare
  • Mental Health services
  • Social care
  • Welfare and benefits
  • Poverty
  • Social exclusion
  • Equality
  • Well-being
  • Hate crime and community safety
  • Education
  • Employment

Please let us know by email: ele.hicks@diverse.cymru

Or by post:

Have Your Say
Diverse Cymru
307-315 Cowbridge Road East

If you would like to get more involved you can help us respond to consultations, gather other people’s views and research reports and available evidence by applying to be a volunteer with the Policy and Public Affairs Team.

Our Responses

Diverse Cymru briefing papers on issues and solutions with recommendations based on engagement with diverse communities. Read our responses to consultations, inquiries and other calls for evidence.

Diverse Cymru gathered the views of diverse communities in Cardiff about Communities First and ways forward to tackle poverty.

Views from this focus group have been used to develop a briefing paper and recommendations.


You can read the rest of our consultation responses on our Media Page.